Victim advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer:
- Emotional support services by phone
- Accompaniment to the hospital and local police department
- Information about legal resources, medical care, counseling services and other community resources
Who calls the 24-Hour Hotline?
- Those who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or any form of sexual violence
- Those who are struggling with a history of sexual trauma
- Those who are not sure if they have been sexually assaulted or harassed
- Friends and family of survivors
- Service providers working with survivors
Medical Support: Victim advocates provide information about medical care and meet survivors at the hospital for support and advocacy
A victim advocate can support you to get a forensic examination done by an expertly trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at the hospital.
Support through the Legal System: A victim advocate can provide referrals to seek legal advice and information, as well as offer support in making informed decisions about your legal rights.
An advocate will always respect your decision to report or not to report to law enforcement.
All therapy services are available through our counseling program, Moving Beyond Trauma.
If you are interested in receiving counseling, please call Mental Health Partners at 303.443.8500.
What to expect when you call:
- A series of questions to determine what kind of services you need
- Scheduling an assessment appointment
Prevention Education Programs
MESA’s prevention education programs empower participants to lead in the transformation of our current culture, which normalizes and encourages sexual violence, into a culture based on consent, safety and respect. MESA offers trainings and presentations on consent, healthy masculinity, bystander intervention and more at schools, businesses, and community organizations.
The Men of Strength (MOST) Club is a space where guys can come together and talk about what it means to be a man.
MOST Club Goals:
Provide a space for guys to connect
Build capacity for leadership and allyship
Grow awareness of subtle forms of violence
Explore different models of manhood
MOST Clubs were developed in 2000 by Men Can Stop Rape to mobilize young men in building masculinity that promotes healthy relationships and prevents gender-based violence.
Peers Building Justice (PBJ)
Peers Building Justice has two main components:
- Curriculum: Adult Mentors from SPAN and MESA provide in-classroom education about dating and sexual violence. PBJ uses the evidenced-based curriculum Safe Dates, which is given over a dosage of 6-8 sessions. To learn more about the curriculum and how to schedule presentations for a BVSD classroom, visit our Curriculum Page.
- Training Institute: The Training Institute is a group of high school youth who meet regularly after school to promote social justice and resist violence in our communities. The Training Institute is open to all BVSD students. To learn more, visit our Training Institute Page.
PBJ aims to educate and empower youth to prevent interpersonal and sexual violence while promoting social justice in our communities.
Men Standing Up (MSU)
Men Standing Up (MSU) is a group of dedicated male-identified volunteers who work to mobilize other men in ending sexual violence.
MSU volunteers assist with MESA events, participate in community advocacy, and facilitate workshops on themes like healthy masculinities, sexual violence prevention, and bystander intervention. Volunteers must have flexible schedules, including some day time availability (due to working with schools).
MSU volunteers must attend 20 hours of initial training. For more information, email email@example.com
Prevent Sexual Harassment with MESA's customized, affordable trainings
What does Sexual Harassment look like? It can be:
- Verbal (inappropriate jokes)
- Physical (unwelcome touching)
- Visual (sharing sexual pictures)
For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-443-0400 or visit MovingtoEndSexualAssault.org